Georgia Pastors’ School provides inspiration, education, fellowship, fun and relaxation for North and South Georgia clergy and their families. The school is supported by the tuition of attendees, an endowment established by the board of managers, an annual gift from the North Georgia Conference, and the generous contributions of our sponsors who provide refreshments during breaks and fellowship times.
The school is managed by pastors for pastors. The board of managers consist of thirty-two clergy – sixteen from North Georgia and sixteen from South Georgia – who are appointed to full-time ministry in their conference. Managers serve for two quadrinium, and are responsible for all aspects of the school from the selection of topics, recruitment of faculty and preachers, and the logistics of the school. To learn more about the board of managers, contact them, or ask about opportunities to serve, visit the Contact Information page.
Active and retired United Methodist clergy and their families are cordially invited to experience this combination of continuing education and personal renewal. Check out the promo video here!
James A. Harnish is a retired United Methodist pastor who most recently served Hyde Park United Methodist Church in Tampa, Florida. He has authored numerous books, Bible studies, and articles. Jim and his wife Marsha have two grown daughters.
Telley Lynnette Gadson is an elder in full connection in The United Methodist Church. A graduate of the University of South Carolina and Candler School of Theology at Emory University, she has spoken and preached at events and worship services throughout the country.
A recognized visionary leader in church revitalization, the Rev. Junius B. Dotson is the General Secretary (chief executive officer) of Discipleship Ministries, an international agency of The United Methodist Church. He began his tenure on July 1, 2016. Prior to his present position, Rev. Dotson was pastor of Saint Mark United Methodist Church in Wichita, Kansas, where he was instrumental in transforming the church into a 3,500-member multi-campus congregation.
English artist Gary Bunt was born in 1957, in the village of East Peckham, Kent. Gary works in the clapboard summer house at the end of his garden in Golden Green, near Tonbridge. He works in oils, for its sheer versatility. Gary’s work often features a solitary figure in the landscape frequently accompanied by a dog. The inspiration comes from his childhood, from village life, family outings as well as his experience of God and scripture.
Georgia Pastor's School, Copyright © 2017 United Methodist Church. Image courtesy of Portland Gallery, London. Copyright, Gary Bunt 2017.